Filed under: Volkswagen , UAW/Unions The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There’s now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers .
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Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union
Filed under: Coupe , Budget , Hatchback , Mazda , Volkswagen , Volvo , Electric Electric VW e-Up! tested The Volkswagen Up! is one of our favorite pieces of pint-sized forbidden fruit. The cute little city car is already one of the best-selling microcars in Europe, and VW aims to broaden its appeal with a new electrified version, the e-Up! Jonathon Ramsey recently took the electric Up! for a quick spin in Germany
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Filed under: Europe , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Electric , Quick Spins Volkswagen sets targets that are entertainingly confident, its stated goal for electric mobility being “market leadership by 2018.” The tiny e-Up! is the first round out of the electric cannon, one of 14 EV and hybrid models the company will put on the menu this year as it spreads the electric gospel throughout its range. Driving Notes A 506-pound lithium-ion battery housed under the floor between the axles has an 18.7 kilowatt-hour capacity, juicing an electric motor that provides 54 continuous horsepower and 82 peak hp alongside 155 foot-pounds of torque. That gets the 2,506-pound hatch from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 12.4 seconds, beating the quickest conventional Up! by nearly a second.
2014 Volkswagen e-Up!
Filed under: Europe , Government/Legal , Porsche , Volkswagen , Earnings/Financials Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (left in the above photo) could potentially be facing some time in the slammer after all.
Filed under: Sedan , China , Volkswagen , Design/Style Back in April, Volkswagen showed its New Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show , previewing a new, sub- Passat model for the Chinese market. Now, Auto 163 has stumbled upon what appear to be the first shots of the production model, and while it doesn’t stray too far from the original concept, as expected, some of the flashier styling cues have been toned down
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Are you VW’s New Midsize Coupe?
Filed under: Coupe , Hybrid , Volkswagen , Diesel According to a report in Autocar , Volkswagen might have more in mind for the XL1 than mining it for advances to grace the next-generation Golf . Aiming to fight the Honda FCEV due for public consumption next year, we’re told VW executives have put a four-door, four-seater version of the XL1 – it could be called XL2 – on the drawing board.
Filed under: Hatchback , Volkswagen In 2007, the European Union mandated fleet average CO2 emissions of 158.7 g/km.
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How VW’s hyper-efficient XL1 will influence the next Golf
Filed under: Coupe , Performance , Videos , Hatchback , BMW , Volkswagen Most people don’t have two, open spots in their garage to fit a practical daily driver and a fire-breathing performance car for the weekends. That’s what makes vehicles like the latest Volkswagen Golf R and BMW M235i just about perfect for the average person. Both of these Germans can lope around as a commuter 90 percent of the time and be perfectly comfortable.